Originally Posted by Darklyspectre
Ok so it seems like I am finally buying my watercooling setup this week or the week after.
Setup so far because I need some help.
Is there really any reason to buy the supremacy elite 2011? Since all I can notice is the 20+ euros TIM as difference?
I wanted a different colored one but they are all sold out.
These are the main parts.
Rig it has to go into:
Case: coolermaster HAF 932 advanced
Mobo: asus rampage IV formula
CPU: intel I7 3960X
GPU: 780 Ti classified
RAM: 24 gigs of corsair vengeance 1600mhz(one stick died)
PSU: corsair AX1200
I don't see the point of the supremacy elite. is indigo extreme really needed or is it abit overkill for my setup?
I have NO idea if my pump is any good as I have no fricking clue about these things.
Do I really need a double reservoir or is a single reservoir fine?
Does anybody know if that XTX will fit with push and pull?(932 HAF advanced)
Anything you guys would add or change?
Now I need help on the smaller bits.
I have no idea what fittings/tubing and such to use so it would be handy if you guys could help with that.
in terms of fans I have no real idea because I have seen a bajillion fans. I don't really care about noise levels I care more for performance.
I know I posted something like this before but the moment is finally here but im not finished yet and it would be awesome if you guys could use your expertness to help me out.
Well I'll put my 2 cents in, but I think your best bet would be the watercooling section.
For pumps, many here swear by D5s for average loop sizes.
With one radiator, at higher voltages, your load temps may be higher than you might be expecting. You will be able to run it though and it still should be an improvement over air. You can always use louder fans as well if you need more performance down the line and have no space for another rad.
For fans, AP-15s seem to be the best 120mm fan. There are others that are competitive though.
Bay res look nice, but be prepared to have issues with bleeding. Size makes no real difference, but the larger one may be easier to bleed.
For tubing, I would go with Primochill Advanced
LRT. No advanced, no buy. 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD Either that or high quality neoprene tubing would be my choices.
For fittings, I use barbs and hose clamps to keep cost down as I have no windows. I prefer barbs with a long corrugated neck as it makes using hose clamps easier. You want 1/2" in G1/4 thread for those.
You will want a fillport leading to your reservoir. It will help with bleeding and filling obviously.
You may also want a drain port somewhere along the bottom. There are different ways to do it, but most involve a T and some form of plug or valve. You can also use a well placed set of QDs for this.
If you can budget it, put a set of QDs between your pump and first block, and another between the second block and rad. This helps when something goes wrong. You won't have to drain your loop if your components are having issues. I use bitspower and like them, koolance also makes good QDs.
A couple links for you.... http://martinsliquidlab.org/http://skinneelabs.com/
Martins is up to date and has a great fan database if you are willing to dig through his post. Also covers pumps, rads, etc. Probably would be good to read a little before you jump in.